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Civic Ventures Opens Nominations for 2007 Purpose Prize and new BreakThrough Award

Civic Ventures is offering two awards for older American social innovators. The Purpose Prize gives five $100,000 and ten $10,000 investments in Americans over 60 whose creativity, talent and experience is transforming the way our nation addresses critical social problems. Dozens of other innovators receive national recognition for their work. Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 Purpose Prize. To nominate someone or apply yourself, visit www.purposeprize.org. The application deadline is February 1, 2007. The awards will be announced in September 2007. The MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures BreakThrough Award is a new award for innovative organizations that tap the passion and experience of people over 50 to improve society. It will recognize new approaches to employment for older adults that combine the spirit of service with the benefits of work. It’s a salute to any nonprofit or public sector agency that takes on local, national, or international challenges by engaging this vast and vibrant workforce for the common good. Learn more and nominate or apply at www.civicventures.org/breakthrough. The application deadline is February 1, 2007. Awards will be announced in the spring of 2007.

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Sandy Heierbacher
Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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